Immediacy, Hypermediacy, and Remediation

As a culture fascinated by and reliant on media, we as producers and consumers want to both multiply and erase traces of mediation. In “Remediation,” Bolter and Grusin term this the “double logic of ‘re-mediation’” (313). It’s the appeal of Instagram: We can take photos and choose different filters in order to capture that “real”…… Continue reading Immediacy, Hypermediacy, and Remediation



This is the presentation I’m giving at C’s this year, part of a larger roundtable titled “Accessing Literacy, Literacies as Access: Reimagining Public Narratives of Disability.” – “Who Gets Accommodated? Writing Center as Retrofit to the Composition Classroom” Last Spring, I had a Skype conversation with Jay Dolmage wherein he suggested that writing centers are…… Continue reading #4c13

Reflections · Writing Centers

#iwca v.2.0: The Need to Diagnose

I’ve done a lot of tracing in the past year of WC articles that address issues of disability, and though it is unlikely that I’ve uncovered all relevant articles, I have found quite a number. As many in DS know, there have been waves of disability scholarship that reflect different understandings of disability, largely conceived…… Continue reading #iwca v.2.0: The Need to Diagnose

CCR 611: Comp Histories/Theories · Disability Studies

Rhetorical Constructions of Remediation

I’ve been researching the rhetorical constructions of Asperger Syndrome, and when I approached this week’s readings for Comp Histories/Theories, I saw a theme emerging from Shaughnessy, Lu, and Rose that addressed the development of the “remedial” student. The frustrations that revolve around basic writing courses—that students are so far behind or that they cannot succeed within…… Continue reading Rhetorical Constructions of Remediation